Software change and configuration management


Orchestration for insight, predictability and control

Software change and configuration management enable you to effectively manage and control project assets through the software and systems lifecycle.

IBM’s software configuration management solution provides defect and change tracking, process automation, reporting, and life cycle traceability enable better insight, predictability, and control of software and systems development. IBM’s change management solution features transparent access to files and parallel development support enable team members to have instant, controlled access to the project assets they need to create, update, build, reuse, and maintain.

The latest releases of the IBM Rational family of software change and configuration management solutions helps teams to:

Featured software change and configuration management products

  • Rational Team Concert

    Rational Team Concert

    Provides agile and formal planning, source code management, work item management, build management, and project tracking.

  • Rational ClearQuest

    Rational ClearQuest

    Automated and flexible software change management across the software life cycle.

  • Rational ClearCase

    Rational ClearCase

    Comprehensive software configuration management for any size project.

  • Rational Synergy

    Rational Synergy

    Task-based configuration management for flexibility and control of release content.

  • Rational Change

    Rational Change

    A change process management solution that can unify heterogeneous change and configuration repositories.

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Resources for software change and configuration management


Managing continuous change in the SAP landscape
Success of such SAP project often depends upon how the collaboration, traceability and governance is achieved within the distributed teams spanning multiple geographies, working on different platforms and in silos across the lifecycle.

Collaboration in the cloud: Application Lifecycle Management as a service
Learn why cloud computing offers the ability to reduce costs and time associated with setting up lifecycle management for new projects, facilitating better collaboration more quickly.


IBM's Approach to Agile ALM

Matt Holitza Richard KnasterIn seeking out an agile tool, there are many choices. Take a few minutes to learn about IBM's approach to Agile ALM. The solution includes coaching, best practices and tooling that support a team's core agile need while also providing integrated best-in-class source code management and build automation. These integrated capabilities allow agile developers to focus on delivery great code by automating the busy work that slows them down. Matt Holitza and Richard Knaster, speakers.

A new era in change management

This podcast will discuss a new approach to systems and software development that transforms the way organizations manage change across the life cycle to make it more transparent, flexible and efficient. Steve Speicher, speaker.

Speed your return on investment for Collaborative Lifecycle Management

Faster, less costly and high quality software delivery can be yours! You'll need a collaborative environment that supports requirements, design, quality and software change and configuration management. Get it in one easy-to-install solution that can be optimized for agile or waterfall teams. Kelli Houston, speaker.

Five Application Lifecycle Management imperatives for successful global software development

  If you have ever worked on a software development project and wondered how you can eliminate those endless project replans, this podcast is for you. Andy Detandt and Carolyn Pampino, speakers.


IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management demo

Watch the video This interactive video demonstrates how — using a role-based point of view format — the IBM Rational solution for collaborative application lifecycle management (ALM) helps make your organization more efficient.

White papers

Fostering innovation and efficiency through collaborative change management

Collaborative change management transforms the way organizations manage change across the life cycle to make it more transparent, flexible and efficient.

Achieving true collaboration in global development

Learn how you can meet the challenges of global distributed development (GDD) with Rational Synergy.

Driving business success with software reuse

Learn how reusing pretested components can speed development of new applications, reducing costs and time to market.

Analyst reports

Software configuration management tools

This report is excerpted from the IDC Market Analyst Report, "Worldwide Software Configuration Management Tools 2007-2011 Forecast Update and 2006 Vendor Shares: Managing Change in a Disruptive World."

Forrester Wave ALM 2012

Rational Team Concert is the core of Rational's ALM solution. Read this report in the IBM ALM Everywhere e-kit and learn why IBM achieved the highest current offering and strategy score.

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